Creating cartoons

Secondary KLA:
English
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

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The resource focuses on discussing, analysing and explaining a variety of cartoons in a variety of print and digital texts. It will enhance visual literacy skills in a range of media texts. Students have the opportunity to create cartoons to share with others. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(EN4-2A) effectively uses a widening range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing texts in different media and technologies

(ENLS-5A) recognises and uses visual texts, media and multimedia for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts

(ENLS-6A) reads and responds to a range of written texts in familiar contexts

(ENLS-7A) uses strategies to obtain meaning from and interpret a range of texts

(ENLS-9A) composes texts for a variety of purposes and audiences

(EN4-5C) thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information, ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts

(ENLS-12C) responds to texts in ways that are imaginative and interpretive

(ENLS-13C) engages critically with texts using personal experiences

(EN5-2A) effectively uses and critically assesses a wide range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing a wide range of texts in different media and technologies

(EN5-5C) thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and increasingly complex ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts in a range of contexts

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACELA1531) Understand and explain how the text structures and language features of texts become more complex in informative and persuasive texts and identify underlying structures such as taxonomies, cause and effect, and extended metaphors

(ACELA1764) Analyse how point of view is generated in visual texts by means of choices, for example gaze, angle and social distance

(ACELA1540) Understand the influence and impact that the English language has had on other languages or dialects and how English has been influenced in return

(ACELA1548) Investigate how visual and multimodal texts allude to or draw on other texts or images to enhance and layer meaning

(ACELY1721) Analyse and explain the ways text structures and language features shape meaning and vary according to audience and purpose

(ACELY1735) Explore and explain the ways authors combine different modes and media in creating texts, and the impact of these choices on the viewer/listener

(ACELY1746) Create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts that present a point of view and advance or illustrate arguments, including texts that integrate visual, print and/or audio features

(ACELY1756) Create sustained texts, including texts that combine specific digital or media content, for imaginative, informative, or persuasive purposes that reflect upon challenging and complex issues

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Animated cartoons, Comics, Manga, Visual texts
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
Centre for Learning Innovation
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Resource ID: e134c2a3-80b5-4b24-8475-41ea28600116